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The Drills Report: Washington Linebacker Drillsby: Chris Tormey
Linebackers Coach, University of Washington
© October 2008
We spend more time on block protection and tackling than any other skill sets we teach. Tackling is still best learned in team situations in practice. Getting in a proper tackling position in practice is the best way to simulate the live situations that come up in the game. The coaching points we emphasize in tackling are:
1. Eyes up and in front.
2. Bend the ankles, knees, and hips.
3. Time up the hit and explode on contact – hit through the runner.
4. Club with the arms and grab cloth.
5. Accelerate the feet on contact.
I’ve included four tackling drills that we practice on a regular basis: the Form Tackle, Open Field Tackle, Eye Opener, and Score Tackle.
1: The Form Tackle
Purpose: To develop the proper fundamentals of tackling with good form, learning speed, ....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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